Scenario: Flash Forward! It is 10 years into the future and you have been working as a certified billing and coding specialist in a large primary care physician practice. You’ve been asked by Miller Motte College to return to the school and teach the students in the MIBC program how to complete a CMS-1500 form. You can choose between creating a PowerPoint presentation or you can submit a written instructional guide. Your project will include an explanation of the CMS-1500 form, why it is used, and for which patient populations it is used. You will explain how to complete each section of the form. During each Lesson, you will complete one stage of the project until your final product is submitted in Lesson 5.

Lesson 1 is a brainstorming activity. Submit 2-3 paragraphs with your ideas about why the CMS-1500 is required for medical billing and for which patient populations it is used. Also, discuss which format (PowerPoint or instructional guide) you think you will use and explain why. You may also want to mention any barriers you might have to completing this project and why. Provide some ideas on how to overcome these barriers.